Friday, 7 November 2014

We are in the newspaper!

The Westfalenpost, a regional German newspaper, published an article about the exchange. Here it is:

Kaufmannsschule II is moving exchange project with Spain forward

Ministry of School appoints teacher Sandra Hansen as eTwinning ambassador for the region Arnsberg

By Christian Rasche
Hohenlimburg. “The Haggir Connection” is the catchy title of a project at Kaufmannsschule II which is currently preparing an exchange with a Spanish school.
The pupils are getting to know each other before meeting. This is done using the (video)chat tool “Skype”.

Virtual community links schools

“We are in contact with a school in Girona, Catalunya. At the moment students are looking for a project partner to work with” explains teacher Sandra Hansen who has been appointed as an eTwinning ambassador for the Arnsberg region by the Ministry of Education.
eTwinning is an internet platform that links up European schools. Thus they can carry out projects together and school partnerships can be founded. Kaufmannsschule II was just awarded with a quality label for last year’s project “Be multicultural!”

Spanish delegation arriving

“I met teacher Susan McBride on the eTwinning platform and we decided to work on the project “Work Life Balance” together” says Sandra Hansen.
First students will find out how much time they spend working for school, doing homework and revising.
Later students will develop strategies how to use their time more efficiently and economically. “It is so exiting to get into contact with pupils from other countries. We have found project partners and are looking forward to the exchange in December” say Cathleen (17) and Chantal (17) about their work so far.
Students of the Kaufmannsschule II are meeting up regularly after lessons to meet the Spanish students. They are speaking English which is not much of a problem.
The Spanish delegation is expected in Hagen from 9 to 15 December. Some students hope that the contact will develop into a real friendship.

Link to the text on the internet: click.

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